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RSD to serve food through coronavirus closure

Students rush into Cafeteria on the first day of Flex Time.

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor

March 17, 2020

The Rockwood School District (RSD) will continue to serve food to students while schools remain closed until April 3 to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Executive Director of Student Services Terry Harris announced on March 17. In doing so, RSD joins a large effort of St. Louis-area school districts and m...

Annual Wildwood BBQ Bash canceled for 2020

At the 2019 annual Wildwood BBQ Bash, Charlotte's Rib from Ballwin, MO held a large booth where customers could check out all kinds of foods.

Aliyah Studt and Morgan Vehige

February 12, 2020

After long discussions held by the Wildwood City Council, the 16th annual Wildwood BBQ Bash has been canceled.  The event originated in 2004 when seven teams competed for awards in front of the St. Louis Home Fires building in Ballwin, Missouri. Since then, the event grew to over 50 teams, with o...

Medical marijuana licenses approved in Missouri

During the stay-at-home order, the Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition is offering kits for those who wish to quit vaping through Truth Initiative's e-cigarette quit program.

Caoimhe Farris, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2020

Along with the New Year, comes new licenses for medical marijuana facilities in Missouri. New medical marijuana cultivation licenses have been issued across the state. Companies, however, must be approved for this license. The Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) began issuing 60 licen...

Two Lancers involved in double shooting on Christmas Day

The roof of a police patrol car at night, with the blue and red lights flashing.

Kayla Carpenter, Editor-in-Chief

December 28, 2019

On Dec. 25, just before noon, senior Antonio Cooper and Malik Lomax, Class of 2019, were victims of a double shooting in the 4500 block of Alice near West Florissant. The two were found injured inside a crashed car and taken to an area hospital. As of Dec. 28, the investigation is ongoing and no...

David Freese retires from MLB

David Freese faces off against the Cincinnati Reds while playing with the St. Louis Cardinals on April 30, 2010. Image by Dave Herholz published under Creative Commons license.

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor

October 14, 2019

Professional baseball player and Class of 2001 graduate David Freese announced he would retire from baseball on Oct. 12. “As I move forward with the next phase of my life, I am forever grateful to all of you and the game of baseball,” Freese wrote in a post on his Twitter account. During hi...

Disturbance breaks out during Parkway North preseason football jamboree

A St. Louis County police officer stands her position to ensure that everyone in attendance evacuates the area.

Sophia Scheller, Staff Reporter

August 27, 2019

Aug. 23 marked the unofficial start to the 2019 football season, and instead of ending with a touchdown, it ended with multiple police cars, a K-9 unit and police troopers. The Lancers played in the Parkway North preseason Jamboree on Friday night, and during their second scrimmage of the night, a...

“Legally Blonde” receives five award nominations

Jack Weaver, Digital Media Editor

May 8, 2019

The Lafayette Theatre Company was awarded five nominations of recognition for their spring musical, “Legally Blonde”. The nominations received are Outstanding Production, Outstanding Supporting Actress (senior Abi Mirikitani), Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Musical Direction (Christy Shaffer) and...

2019 Flood Watch

Floodwaters cover the Eureka High School parking lot, blocking off Highway 109, May 3, 2017.

Shelby Darnell, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

Rain and snow have been prevalent in the recent seasons. Weather has the potential to turn more severe, including flooding, in the spring season with April showers-or storms. The Meramec River poses a threat due to backwater effects from the Mississippi River according to The National Weather Service i...

OPINION: What do you want from incoming Superintendent Mark Miles?

OPINION: What do you want from incoming Superintendent Mark Miles?

Hayden Cottrell and Alex Rozar

April 8, 2019

On March 25, a community reception was held to welcome incoming superintendent Dr. Mark Miles. The Lancer Feed spoke to different members of the community to hear what they would like to see from Miles in the upcoming school year when he assumes his position.

Mondl, Dunn win seats on Rockwood Board in April 2 election

Tom Dunn and Loralee Mondl speak at the community reception held March 25 to welcome incoming superintendent Dr. Mark Miles.

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor

April 3, 2019

On April 2, voters elected Loralee Mondl and Tom Dunn to the Rockwood Board of Education. Incumbent Loralee Mondl, who is currently the Board's president, was re-elected to office for a third term with 42.4% of the vote. Her seat, along with retiring Board member Matt Doell's, were both up for grabs ...

Improvement to Clayton Road impacts traffic flow

Construction on Clayton Rd has caused lanes to be narrowed, and traffic to become backed up as a result.

Caroline Kesting, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019

Currently, Clayton Road is undergoing construction just outside of Lafayette. The work began on Feb. 25 and will conclude by this fall. “This particular improvement project on Clayton road runs from Black Canyon Court to Eatherton, in Wildwood. It’s part of a broader improvement job that also includes Baxter R...

Local community fights Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic provides many local families with struggles. This includes the Fitzwalter familly, whom founded the HEAL organization following the death of their son.

Naomi Saegusa and Shelby Darnell

March 26, 2019

According to the CDC, Around 68 percent of the more than 70,200 drug overdose deaths in 2017 involved an opioid. That’s around 47,736 deaths to opioids in just one year. These deaths can impact anyone, including people in our community. Patti Fitzwalter came home from work and found her son, Michael ...

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